Developing What Works Best
BID Learning Network
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OUR
BELIEF

Better data,
plus better
decisions
will lead to
better health
outcomes.

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FOLLOW OUR
PROGRESS IN 
DEMO COUNTRIES.

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to track our
progress
facility-by-
facility.

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BID
LEARNING
NETWORK

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at the BLN Discussion
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OUR
VISION

Countries’
health services
are empowered
by improved
data collection,
quality and use.

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BID INITIATIVE
PHOTOS & VIDEOS

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look at BID
in the field
and BLN
meetings.

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News From The
BID Learning Network

Sep 22, 2016

Webinar: Development of a Health Information Systems Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience

The BID Learning Network (BLN) held a webinar entitled “Development of a Health Information Systems (HIS) Strategic Plan – The Liberian Experience”. During this webinar, Liberia shares the lessons they have learned in the process of developing a strategic plan to develop the national health information system. The presenter describes the process leading to the development of the Liberian HIS strategic plan and give a synopsis of the plan. He further highlights the key lessons learned that need to be taken into consideration when one is developing a strategic plan of this nature. Consequently, this webinar should be of interest to both technical and non-technical personnel with an interest in planning for national health information systems.

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Get Involved:
Participate

The BID Learning Network is your network. Get involved and help shape the outcome.

The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.

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Community
News

Feb 14, 2017

Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter 2017

Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on what impact his gift has had on the world.

Feb 11, 2017

Melinda Gates on the importance (and lack) of big data in global health

There is an almost overwhelming number of pressing global health issues today. Preparing for epidemics like Ebola, the increasing dangers of climate change, access to medicine and contraceptives, antibiotic-resistant infections — the list goes on and on.

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Our Guiding Principles

This initiative has been built around the following key principles to help ensure its success:

  1. Utilize a coordinated approach.
  2. Country ownership and capacity development.
  3. Interoperability.
  4. Innovation.
  5. Sustainability.
  6. Openness.
  7. Strategic reuse.
  8. Research, monitoring and evaluation.
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Our Comprehensive Approach

Products

Products

From electronic immunization registries to simple pen and paper, all countries have tools to collect data. We will support and enhance systems already in place for improving data collection and analysis.

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Policies & Practices

It’s not just knowing how to use data collection tools. It’s also about being empowered to take data and turn it into information you can use to make informed decisions.

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People

Everyone has something to learn and something to teach. The BID Learning Network is a platform to offer ideas, share perspectives, and provide feedback. It will directly influence the BID Initiative’s approach.

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Packaging

The BID Initiative's holistic solutions will be packaged so that learnings and tools will be available for others to adopt, add to, and tailor to address country-specific issues.

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